1. for access to Ford Explorer and Ranger owner generated reviews and discussion, tech tips, how to articles, off-road modifications, events, and more! Since 1996 we have been the #1 Ford Explorer resource on the Internet. We also cover the Explorer Sport Trac, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Navigator, Mazda Navajo, Mazda Pickups, and the Aerostar.

    Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

How do I know whether I have 'Automatic Ride Control (ARC)'

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by dcdyd, February 17, 2011.

  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. dcdyd

      dcdyd Active Member

      Joined:
      January 7, 2011
      Messages:
      372
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      City, State:
      Eden Prairie, MN
      Year and Model:
      98 Explorer
      I am driving 98 Eddie Bauer V8 5.0L AWD. How do I know whether I have 'Automatic Ride Control (ARC)'?
       
    2. Support EF


      Join the Elite Explorers for $20 a year

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, add your own profile photo, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



      to hide adverts.
    3. shadowless127

      shadowless127 Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      December 13, 2007
      Messages:
      2,725
      Likes Received:
      5
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Long Island, NY
      Year and Model:
      '01 EB AWD 5.0
      Open the back access panel where the Jack is and look for the ARC Off/On switch.

      Another way is to do a System Check through Message Center and see if it says "Air Ride System Ok"
       
    4. dcdyd

      dcdyd Active Member

      Joined:
      January 7, 2011
      Messages:
      372
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      16
      City, State:
      Eden Prairie, MN
      Year and Model:
      98 Explorer
      I do remember that the message center doesn't show 'Air ride system OK'. So it indicates that my truck doesn't have it. Thank you for the help!
       
    5. Joe Dirt

      Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

      Joined:
      October 4, 2007
      Messages:
      13,413
      Likes Received:
      2
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year and Model:
      07 Camry
      Just for thread info if someone searches or if you need to verify-

      This is what the switch looks like. (in my 2000 XLT at least) Rear driver storage compartment...

      [​IMG]
       

    Share This Page








    We Support Our Troops!